memorial for a brilliant woman

Friday, May 30, 2008

Some ideas about poetry

After the great program by James River Writers last Thursday- here are some additional thoughts:

ways to read a book of poems

a book to read (Girly Man by Charles Bernstein)

and another (Rain Through High Windows by Edward Haworth Hoeppner)

Shakespeare was a WHA-WHA-WHAAAAATTT??

Have a great weekend! Go to the RIF (I'm playing at 10pm Friday and Midnight Saturday), go to art 6 and see some great dancing at 7pm ($10)

Read a poem, write a poem!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

James Center- noonish- be there!

I can't tell you why, but if you're downtown anyway, or have always wanted to eat lunch downtown outside- the James Center on Cary Street will be a great place to be tomorrow around 12:15.

Seriously- BE THERE!

AND check out STYLE and Mash-up on May 23rd and WTVR 6 Morning News last Friday!!

The Richmond Improv Festival is a great way to spend the weekend!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Going to the 'burg for some poetry

Going to Williamsburg for the annual poetry festival
presented by the Poetry Society of Virginia.

be back late Saturday night after the Slam-

should be fun!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Poetry Month Poems/drafts

They're gone.

You missed them.

Gone to be reworked, reformatted, retooled for submission to hoity-toity lit mags and webzines all over the place (except for the two already accepted by Skipping Stones 2008)

Some will no doubt appear in a very limited-run chapbook at art6, others will be featured in a book of art and words from myself and artists at the gallery (David Bromley, others yet to be chosen).

You snooze, you looze.....LOL

Friday, May 09, 2008

Poetry events for the rest of May (you won't see these in the RTD)

Go to my calendar at FlashPaperPoetry to check on events-

DaybyDay Some new events were just added from James River Writers and Chop Suey.

I have to grouse a little, though- a billion poets in Richmond and the rest of Virginia and the same old boring poets (with a few exceptions) are going to be trotted out again.


If you're in Williamsburg next weekend, the Poetry Society of Virginia is putting on it's annual festival- it may be too late to get the meals, but the events should be fun- I'll be there- presenters include: Joseph Awad, Henry Hart, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Edward Lull, Jay Paul, Thomas Sanchez Prunier, Dan and Suzanne Stryk, and Vivian Teter.

I can't wait to get to the West Virginia Writers Workshop in July to hear some new voices- oh wait! Brian Henry from UR and Sheri Reynolds will be on the faculty (but I absolutely adore Sheri). Reading, writing, and the road to Richmond, indeed.

I'm grumpy because I ate something bad and got a little sick- now I have to go to the mountains for 3 days for a church retreat- the food is incredibly good, but I was there Mon-Wed and ate waaaaaay too much- then came home and got sick and I'm still a little shaky.

Live long and publish, uh, prosper!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Fine reading etc

Cate Marvin

Jeffrey McDaniel

ah, so much poetry, so little time!

and news ...

and books to give to young poets

It's May- and always a good month for poetry!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Oh the fun we'll have!!

Go write some bad verse- (no comments about poem-a-day participants for April!)

You might just end up famous

Some thoughts to continue writing prompts, (workshops) and a newsletter

poetry stuff...